The moon is about to be the closest its been to Earth since January of 1948!
On Monday, November 14, the Moon will be roughly 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than it normally is. According to EarthSky.org, the moon will turn precisely full on November 14 at 1:52 p.m. or UTC, or 8:52 a.m. ET. The next time the Moon and Earth will be this close in November 25, 2034, so make sure you see this one!
With regards to how a supermoon happens in the first place, NASA explains:
“Since the moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (perigee) is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the other (apogee). The word syzygy, in addition to being useful in word games, is the scientific name for when the Earth, sun, and moon line up as the moon orbits Earth. When perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system occurs and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, we get a perigee moon or more commonly, a supermoon!”
There was also a supermoon on October 16, however the one in November is much larger and brighter!
Supermoons are incredibly beautiful, and we are lucky to have two left in 2016 so be sure to mark your calendars for November 14th and December 14!
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